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Opinion: U.S. Less Likely to Produce "Home-Grown Muslim Violence" Than Europe

November 13, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-almaryati13nov13,0,1238658.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions

On November 13, 2005 the Los Angeles Times ran an opinion piece by Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, on concerns over "home-grown terrorists." Al-Marayati writes, "As the death toll rises from the suicide bombings in Amman,...

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Hindu Priest Takes Care of Sufi Mausoleum in Rajasthan

November 13, 2005

Source: WebIndia123/ANI

Asian News International - New Delhi, India

On November 13, 2005 Asian News International reported, "A Hindu priest takes care of a Muslim Dargah, a Sufi mausoleum, in Rajasthan, showcasing yet another example of communal harmony and brotherhood. Rajni Kant Mishra, the Brahmin priest, who lives in Salampur area, 25 kilometers from Ajmer, originally hails from Uttar Pradesh. He has been serving the Baba Badam Shah dargah for the last four decades with the full support of his...

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New Islamic Center Opens in Green Bay

November 12, 2005

Source: Green Bay Press Gazette

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051112/GPG0406/511120388/1886/GPGlife

On November 12, 2005 the Green Bay Press Gazette reported, "About a year ago, Maroof Shah was driving to the mosque in Neenah to pray for Ramadan. It was winter and snowy, he said. 'I got to thinking about all the families that drive to Neenah or Appleton to pray and decided to call them...

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Falls Church Muslims Mourn the Deaths of Family in Jordanian Bombings

November 11, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/10/AR2005111002221.html

On November 11, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "After thousands of Jordanians took to the streets of their capital yesterday to protest hotel bombings that killed 59 people there, Muslims gathered in Falls Church last night to offer condolences to two local families that lost at least 17 relatives in the attacks.
...

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Reorganized Kansas City Interfaith Group Draws Diverse Crowd

November 11, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/13137514.htm

On November 11, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported, "[Reverend Wallace Hartsfield], a longtime area Baptist minister, looked out from a podium Thursday at the more than 600 people who gathered for the [Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council's] inaugural luncheon at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

Represented were American Indian spirituality, Bahai, Buddhism,...

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European Court of Human Rights Backs Turkish Headscarf Ban

November 10, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4424776.stm

On November 10, 2005 BBC News reported, "Turkey can ban Islamic headscarves in universities, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The court rejected an appeal by a Turkish woman who argued that the state ban violated her right to an education and discriminated against her. Leyla Sahin had brought the case in 1998 after being excluded from class at Istanbul University. But the judges ruled...

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Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

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Address: Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC), Suite 260, 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057
Phone: 202-687-8375
Email: acmcu@georgetown.edu
Website: http://acmcu.georgetown.edu/

Overview: Relations between Christians and Muslims in the West continue to be a critical social issue in the public square, particularly as the private media and government foreign policies shape...

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Editor Tests Muslim Taboos With Cartoon Depicting Muhammad

November 10, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1110/p01s01-woeu.html

On November 10, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "When Flemming Rose heard last month that Danish cartoonists were too afraid of Muslim militants to illustrate a new children's biography of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, he decided to put his nation's famous tolerance to the test. The cultural editor of Denmark's largest newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, then recruited...

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Hillsborough School Board Reverses Decision

November 9, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/11/09/Hillsborough/Board_reverses_field_.shtml

On November 9, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "After listening to passionate speeches about God, country, children and tradition, the Hillsborough School Board restored several religious holidays to next year's school calendar, reversing a 2-week-old decision that garnered national attention. By a 5-2 vote Tuesday night, the board...

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Representative of Nine Religions Attend Baha’i Peace Event in Dar Es Salaam

November 9, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=398

On November 9, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Representatives of nine religious communities offered prayers on the International Day of Peace at a gathering organized by the Baha'i community of Tanzania. 'This is an historic day,' said keynote speaker, United Nations representative Eshila Maravanyika. Ms. Maravanyika expressed her delight at witnessing representatives of the various...

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Detroit Muslims Offer Relief Services to Katrina Victims

November 9, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0511/09/B01-376309.htm

On November 9, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "On Sept. 11, Khalil Jassemm boarded a plane and flew to Houston for the day to join 2,000 fellow Muslims offering relief services to Hurricane Katrina victims. 'We, as a group [of] American Muslims, wanted to show support for the community there,' said Jassemm, the head of Life for Relief and Development, a Southfield-based...

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Muslim Leaders Issue Fatwa Against Rioting

November 9, 2005

Source: ISNA

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=437

On November 9, 2005 ISNA reported, "French Muslim leaders on Sunday, November 6, issued a fatwa banning Muslims from joining the unlawful riots raging across the country. 'It is not acceptable to express feelings of desperation through damaging public properties and carrying out arson,' read the religious edict issued by the Union of French Islamic Organizations (UOIF)’s Fatwa Body. '...

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Sikh Prisoners in California Ordered to Remove Turbans and Cut Hair

November 9, 2005

Source: India Post

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5107

On November 9, 2005 India Post reported, "Two California prisons, Solano State Prison and San Quentin State Prison, have disallowed its Sikh prisoners from wearing any head covering, including a dastaar [turban]. The prisons have also punished the Sikh prisoners for refusing to comply with orders to cut their hair. California Code of Regulations § 3062(e), which governs prison inmate...

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